You know, my parents have always kept their heirloom quilts in a cedar lined chest, and they are huge fans of cedar lined closets as well.
Their reasoning? They say that cedar repels pests that could eat at the material and destroy over time; for instance, moths.
Which leads me to wonder if using cedar shake shingles and cedar shake siding might do the same for other pests like ants, bugs, and mosquitoes.
I live in a very humid area where it gets quite sticky in the summer, and if I thought that cedar would help with bugs, you better believe I‘d be making some home renovations!